Airman & Family Readiness 

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AFRP Mission Statement:  The Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager (AFRP) and the ARFP team collaborate with the Colorado National Guard State Family Program to implement higher headquarter operational plans. 

The Airman and Family Readiness Program’s mission is to provide targeted Airmen and Family support and services by contributing to mission readiness, and the well-being of the Air Force community. A&FRP will support and maintain mission readiness by assisting individuals and families with adaptation to the challenges and demands of expeditionary operations and the military lifestyle. The A&FRP will also assist in empowering Commanders in their duty to promote the Airman and Family Readiness Program (AFI 36-3009) so that Airmen and Families are entitled, informed, educated, assisted, and is prepared for the unique demands of military life before, during, and after deployment.


The A&FRP Team core values to our Air Guard members and their Families with:

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Exceptional Family Member Support

  • Military Child Education Information

  • Wounded, Ill, and Injured Support Services          

  • Information and Referrals

  • Life Skills Education

  • Employment Assistance

  • Transition Assistance

  • Community Outreach

  • Community Disaster/Crisis/Evacuation Support viz the EFAC

  • Deployment Cycle Support

  • Personal and Family Readiness

The Airman and Family Readiness Program consists of three key players:

1. The AFRPM ensures program regulations are met; guarantees Commanders, Military Points of Contact, and Key Volunteers understand and promote their vision for Family Readiness; and investigates and researches community resources that further assist and promote our members.

2. The Airman and Family Readiness Assistant assists the AFRPM by assisting Airmen with resources, referrals, and financial assistance qualifications, as well as supporting Commanders/Military Points of Contact/Key Volunteers.

3. The Air Wing Integrator supports and develops the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Strong Bonds Marriage Enrichment, and the Resiliency programs. These three programs promote family unity before, during, and after deployments. Introducing the reintegration and reconstitution process to the family and military member before and after a deployment develops and confirms the Mission Readiness of our members and their support system.


For more information on the services and support that is available to you for this program, please click here.


Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager
Michelle Abarca
Office: 720-847-9116

18860 E. Breckenridge Ave. Bldg 801 Rm N-259
Buckley AFB, CO 80011


Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of UTA weekends